The Auction of the Soul
A childhood of pain is the well-proven path for an adulthood of deeper hurt.
Sin promises to mask pain, remove its detriments. But sin lies.
Sin bids today's brief pleasure against tomorrow's lasting well-being. As in Eden it still leads astray. Sin hammers betterment today and tomorrow if only I accept its offers. Sin promises health and repays with disease.
The underscore of sin is we live as if there is no tomorrow - that this life, this mortal coil, these breaths we draw are all there is. It considers no future, no echo into eternity.
Sin rejects the belief in a divine good tomorrow by disobedience to God today.
It promises a blessing, yet once committed delivers an ongoing beating. Consider the spouse who fled their fold and pursued deceiving desires for another; they lost their name, family and then their lover - broken they could only roam the caverns of the soul. Or consider the drug user who cast his pain briefly upon a syringe; but then lost his health, his mind, or even his life.
When pain is masked by sin the second state becomes worse than the first.
Chasing the fleeting pleasure of sin is an auction of our eternal souls. As with Esau we glibly sell our soul to the lowest bidder - he who offers that pot of stew, and so ignore the highest bidder - Jesus Himself.
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. (Hebrews 2:1)
Today's Soul Snippet:
I will hold fast the confession of God's Word without wavering, for He Who promised is faithful. ~ Annette Shankar
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